Barbera d'Alba 2010 and 2011: panel tasting results

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A positive reaction from our experts to these versatile, approachable and affordable wines, with the 2010 vintage edging the 2011 thanks to their ripeness balanced by refreshing acidity. See the top 18 wines recommended by our judges in our panel tasting as featured in the Decanter Magazine May 2013 issue...
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Barbera d'alba 2010, Barbera d'alba 2011, Bruno Rocca 2010
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Bruno Rocca 2010
Decanter average score
:17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Andrea Briccarello 17 Stephen Brook 17 Ian D’Agata 17
Closed nose hints at dark cherry, loam, ink and almonds. Then rich and dense with ripe, smooth, dark red cherry fruit kept tightly under wraps by oak. Medium-bodied, sleek and concentrated, with admirable freshness and balance. Stylish and long.
Price £24.95–£29.99 Liberty Wines, Selfridges, Slurp, Staggering Wines
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 14.5%

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